CES 2010: Final Thoughts

The Consumer Electronics show, the behemoth of tech, the Valhalla of gadgetry, has come and gone for yet another year. But this time, rather than arriving with a bang, it slinked into sight with something more like a whimper. CES…

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Gerald LynchCES 2010: Final Thoughts

CES 2010: Day 2 Round-Up

It may have gotten off to a dull start thanks to the lacklustre showing from Microsoft, but CES 2010 today threw up some really nice surprises. Keep an eye out for the Light Blue Optic's Light Touch here in today's…

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Gerald LynchCES 2010: Day 2 Round-Up

CES 2010: Light Blue Optic's Light Touch turns any surface into a touchscreen

The beauty of CES is that it can throw up little gems from the most unexpected of places. Ever heard of Light Blue Optics? Nope, neither had we. But after taking a look at their Light Touch interactive projector,…

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Gerald LynchCES 2010: Light Blue Optic's Light Touch turns any surface into a touchscreen

CES 2009: WowWee Cinemin Pico Projectors – candybar, swivel and dock

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Last time we heard from WowWee, they showed Ashley a robot at last year’s CES. I guess they decided that there’s not much money in robots, because this year they’ve got a bunch of cheap, tiny, but remarkably attractive projectors instead.

From left to right, there’s the “Stick”, which takes SD cards, but also has some internal memory, the “Station”, which lets you both dock your iPod and display its contents, and the “Swivel” which has a 90° hinge, letting you project your videos skyward. It also packs a three-hour battery life, for those long sessions of lying on your back. No pricing or availability yet, beyond “2009”.

Find more CES coverage here. Tempted? I sure am.

Related posts: Optoma Pico portable projector – pack 60 inches in your pocket | Toshiba pico projector – nice tech but is it totally useless?

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Duncan GeereCES 2009: WowWee Cinemin Pico Projectors – candybar, swivel and dock

Optoma Pico portable projector – pack 60 inches in your pocket

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Here’s the Optoma Pico pocket projector, for all the “must beam something onto a wall” moments that occur so frequently on the go. No, I’m being mean, there’s a whole wealth of uses for something like this – especially because it can project an impressive 60″ picture from 2.6m away.

It’s the perfect thing for showing off your holiday photos round your parents’ house, or entertaining a nephew by letting him play his Wii on a 60″ screen, rather than the crappy little 17″ TV he’s stuck with. There’s umpteen thousand business uses, too…

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Duncan GeereOptoma Pico portable projector – pack 60 inches in your pocket

Mobile phone projectors COMING SOON – Texas Instruments says end of 2008

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Awesome. Just what we need. Another XXXXing way for XXXing inconsiderate complete XXXing XXXXs to XXXXing invade our XXXXing personal XXXXing space while on the XXXXing bus. Or on the XXXXing tube.

As if the tinny sounds of MP3s ringing out of cheap Chinese speakers everywhere you go nowadays wasn’t bad enough, Texas Instruments is about to UNLEASH HELL – and bring fully-functional projection cameras to mobile phones before the end of 2008.

John Van Scoter, company senior vice president of TI’s projection business, reckons that companies are already building devices using the TI Pico projector – and they’ll be ready…

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Gary CutlackMobile phone projectors COMING SOON – Texas Instruments says end of 2008

Texas Instruments' Pico chipsets go into production – projection coming to mobile phones in 2008?

We’ve been talking about this for some months, but until this week, Texas Instruments’ pico projector technology was just a concept. Not anymore – the DLP Pico chipset is now in production, with availability from mid-2008.

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Dave WalkerTexas Instruments' Pico chipsets go into production – projection coming to mobile phones in 2008?

Texas Instruments debut their pico-movie projector mobile phone

projector-mobile-phone.jpgWe’ve heard about mobile phones projecting images before, with Motorola announcing several months back they’d signed a deal ‘pico projector’ firm Microvision, and even rumours that Texas Instruments were interested in the technology, but this is the first time we’ve seen hard evidence it’s possible. And, would you believe, Texas Instruments pipped Motorola to the post.

If you’re scratching your head wondering why Texas Instruments sounds familiar to you, it’s because they’re the people who put digital light processing (DLP) chips inside projectors and televisions. Add mobile…

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Katherine HannafordTexas Instruments debut their pico-movie projector mobile phone